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iPad manual Wi-Fi connection guide

Mostly, all iPads connect to any available cellular or Wi-Fi network automatically. However, there are times when things don’t go like it ought to… now, you want to do it yourself. Here is an iPad manual Wi-Fi connection guide you can use to create a connection.

Meanwhile, before you think of using a manual Wi-Fi connection on your iPad, try to figure out why the automatic connection is not working. The following could be the reason;

  • The router is out of range.
  • Router’s Firmware needs to be updated.
  • The password is incorrect.
  • iPad requires a software update.
  • Custom DNS is not active.

If you have tried to fix the problems listed above and your iPad yet can’t connect to a Wi-Fi network, then continue with the manual connection guide below.

iPad Manual Wi-Fi Connection – Guide

  1. Open your iPad and tap the “Settings” app.
  2. Select Wi-Fi from the options listed.
  3. On the Wi-Fi settings page, enable connection to nearby wireless networks by turning on the Wi-Fi slider to green. A list of available nearby networks will appear.
  4. Tap on the network you want to connect and provide the password if it is a private network. A public network will not require a password.
  5. Finally, tap on the button marked “Join” to have your iPad connected to the Wi-Fi network.

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If you want to join a closed Wi-Fi network, the option will not appear on the list. Therefore, you will type it in. Follow the steps below;

  1. Go to “Settings” and tap on “Wi-Fi”.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Other”.
  3. Enter the name of the closed network and its password.
  4. Tap on the “Join” to access the connection.
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